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Beyond Campus

Beyond Campus

Education in the Real World

At Duke, we believe that the education you get outside of the classroom is just as important as the learning you do in it. That’s why service-learning, community engagement, and studying away—both domestically and abroad—are woven into the fabric of the Duke experience.


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Service-Learning Story

A new friend

How a service-learning class sparked an unexpected friendship.
students doing field research in mongolia students doing field research in mongolia

Global Impact

1.6 Million
hours volunteered by Duke students through DukeEngage

Global Education

Duke-In programs on six continents

Studying Away Story

Growing Circles

The trip abroad that changes one student's life back on campus.

** The Duke Gap Year Program will delay funding participants until January 2021, if Duke restrictions on travel have lifted at that point.

Duke student pets two horses.
Skijler, a Duke Gap Year student backpacking in Auvillar, France.